Recently, 2 @nytimes journalists made it into a contested, and now closed, Australian detention camp on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. More than 1,300 asylum seekers have been dumped on #ManusIsland since the end of 2012 as part of Australia’s contentious policy to keep migrants from reaching its shores. They were all but forgotten until last month, when Australia attempted to shut down the center and move the men. Hundreds refused to leave. @damiencave, our Sydney bureau chief, writes that they have “turned their prison into a protest, braving a lack of water, electricity and food to try to jog loose a little compassion from the world.” Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian Kurd who has become well-known for writing from the camp, put it simply in a resistance manifesto: “All the conversations are driven by one thing, and one thing only, and that is freedom,” he wrote. “Only freedom.” @adamfergusonphoto took this portrait of Behrouz. Swipe left to see portraits of other men at the camp: Morteza Arefifar, who tried to commit suicide, and Joinul Islam, who was attacked with a machete.
@glennagordon photographed the open waters between Ecuador and Colombia, where hundreds of unmarked boats travel each year. Jhonny Arcentales was on one of them when it was stopped by the U.S. Coast Guard (@uscg). As a fisherman near San Lorenzo, Ecuador, Jhonny could hope to make $6,000 a year. That doesn’t stretch far in Ecuador’s economy. So he took a job smuggling cocaine, expecting to earn $22,000 in a single trip. Instead, the 40-year-old was held on a #CoastGuard vessel for more than 2 months — before being transferred to the Fort Dix federal prison in New Jersey. On nights aboard the ship, when the rain poured down and he hadn’t slept at all, Jhonny had visions of dying, of his body being cast into the dark ocean. He would imagine his wife and their son gathering for his funeral. “The sea used to be freedom,” he told the @nytmag writer Seth Freed Wessler. But on the ship, “it was the opposite. Like a prison in the open ocean.” Over the last year, Seth has interviewed 7 former @uscg detainees, some of whom are still in American federal prison. Visit the link in our profile to read his full story in @nytmag.
For the last 2 years, this couple has shared a home, a life and a love born of loss. She understands the raw fixation that defined his life. It defines hers too. Their children — daughters in both cases — are missing. They disappeared less than a day apart. “We decided to spend our lives together and live this struggle united,” said Carlos Saldaña, who @danielberehulak photographed here with Vicky Delgadillo in Xalapa, #Mexico. To disappear has a particular meaning in Latin America, a vocabulary shared by nations that have suffered its tragic distinction. It’s not simply to vanish, but to be vanished: forcibly abducted and, often, never seen again. Officially, the Mexican government acknowledges the disappearances of more than 30,000 people. Neither dead nor alive, they’re silent victims of the drug war. But the truth is no one knows how many people are missing in Mexico. Families, resigned to looking on their own, build coalitions, pressure and cajole officials, and cling to every shred of hope. Carlos threw himself into it, combing areas where criminals may have murdered people, organizing free DNA tests and raising money to pay for it all. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
If you’re a commuter in New York City, you’re probably thinking about heading home soon. Take a deep breath in. Now let it all out. Commuters have been bemoaning the crumbling system for decades. But having more passengers and fewer trains doesn’t seem to add up. So how did the city’s subways get so bad? An investigation by @nytimes revealed that as the subway system has aged — with signal problems and car equipment failures happening twice as frequently as a decade ago — city and state lawmakers have steered money away from fixing the issues. And that lack of investment has caught up. A few numbers that highlight the situation: 5.7 million: The daily ridership, which has doubled in the past 2 decades. 65%: The percentage of weekday trains that reach their destinations on time, the worst performance of any major transit system in the world. $1.5 billion: The combined amount that politicians and transit leaders stripped from the MTA by diverting tax revenues and charging large payments for services the authority could have done without. Visit the link in our profile to find out how politics and bad decisions starved New York’s subways — and to see more photos by @jtaggfoto. (And as our reporters dig deeper into the problems that have contributed to the subway crisis, we want to know: What questions do you have regarding the state of NYC’s subways? Email us.)
You don't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner in one day. But you can! Forget all the make-ahead stuff. All you need to make a meal that looks like this one — which was photographed by @melinahammer — is 4 burners and 1 oven, set to 400 degrees. If you’re a last-minute Thanksgiving chef, @nytfood’s blueprint for cooking the entire feast over the course of a day could be your savior. You’ll need to shop ahead of time, of course, but the rest of the work if sequential. You can knock it out alone in about 8 hours with a break and lunch included, but an extra set of hands make the work more fun. And if 8 hours seems like a lot of time to fill with conversation, we’ve linked to a list of 11 perfect #Thanksgiving podcasts. Visit the link in our profile to get the list, and watch our Instagram Story to see the full guide. # #
For some, it had nearly the sweep and significance of an announcement that a hard-won peace agreement was finally at hand. Kiryas Joel, a village about 50 miles northwest of New York City that is home to more 20,000 Hasidic Jews, gained its independence from the Town of Monroe — an amicable divorce that was overwhelmingly approved by town voters on November 7. For decades, this community lived an existence that was insular, but also expansive. It was founded in the early 1970s as an outpost of the Satmar sect in Brooklyn. Since then it has grown rapidly, creating the need for multifamily housing and more land. When one particularly fruitful Kiryas Joel resident, Yitta Schwartz, died in 2010 at the age of 93, she left behind some 2,000 living descendants, putting a spotlight on the sect’s adherence to the idea that bearing children is a tribute to God. The vote to separate from Monroe and form a new town, called Palm Tree, should mean an end to the conflict and lawsuits over zoning rules and other issues. Visit the link in our profile to learn more — and to see more photos from #KiryasJoel by @jacksonkrule.
For teachers in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s surge in violence has meant making a life-or-death judgment call with unnerving frequency: deciding whether to cancel classes because of nearby shootouts. For police officers, it has meant burying 119 of their own so far this year and surrendering ever more territory to drug gangs that have resumed open-air sales in teeming communities that had been declared “pacified” just a few years ago. Many ordinary residents start the day scanning mobile apps that track live reports of gunfire before planning their commutes. A little more than a year since #RiodeJaneiro hosted a largely successful Summer Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is plagued by a rise in lawlessness reminiscent of its darkest periods in the 1980s and 1990s. Across #Brazil, 61,619 people were killed last year, making it the deadliest year on record. “The situation is one of complete vulnerability,” said Antônio Carlos Costa, the head of Rio de Paz, an organization that supports victims of violence. The photographer Dado Galdieri photographed this drug gang soldier at his post in an area of northern Rio de Janeiro. Visit the link in our profile to read the full story.
This is Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. As part of Australia’s contentious policy to keep migrants from reaching its shores, More than 1,300 asylum seekers have been dumped here since the end of 2012. The center, a warren of barracks and tents, sprawls across a naval base built by American troops during World War II. The men there (women and children were sent to the island of Nauru) were all but forgotten until last month. That’s when Australia’s attempt to shut down the center and move them to facilities near the island’s main town of Lorengau hit resistance. Hundreds of the men refused to leave. With the attention of the world finally on them, the camp’s detainees said they were turning their prison into a protest, braving a lack of water, electricity and food to try to jog loose a little compassion from the world. They had already suffered and understood danger. @adamfergusonphoto photographed these children playing near the detention center on #ManusIsland. We’ll share more of his photos from this story, written by @damiencave, tomorrow.
For as long as anyone can remember, life in South Sudan has revolved around war. “That’s as true today as ever,” writes the @nytimes reporter Jeffrey Gettleman. The military checkpoints across #Juba and the marauding soldiers who prowl the city make it impossible to go out at night. So young South Sudanese have found a way to do what young people do the world over — just a bit differently. They pack into dark buildings during the bright, hot hours to groove to hip-hop and rap. These places are called “day clubs,” and they allow Juba’s youth to hang out, meet strangers, dance, drink and forget for a moment what lies outside the club’s doors. Manasseh Mathiang, pictured here, is part of the artist collective #Anataban, which means “I am tired” in Arabic. The group uses theater, music, graffiti, poetry and other art forms to foster discussions about social justice, activism and peace. Visit the link in our profile to see more portraits from #SouthSudan by @sarahyltonphoto, who took #streetstyle photos off the streets — in safe spaces, in people’s homes, their backyards, their tiny, tidy shops. #TheLookNYT
Young women after church in the United Nations Protection of Civilians site in #Juba, South Sudan. More than 38,000 people are seeking shelter in the camp because of widespread insecurity across #SouthSudan. The war there has killed more than 50,000 people, destroyed oil wells, farms, schools and hospitals, and sucked in countless children as child soldiers and then spat them out dead or mutilated. Many people fear what is ahead. Still, as death goes on, life goes on. Routine is a refuge, and many South Sudanese are trying to reclaim their lives. @sarahyltonphoto spent hours taking photos in barbershops and in salons and other private spaces in Juba. “It may be hard to believe that a country where the per capita income is around 3 dollars a day, where 3 quarters of adults can’t read and a 15-year-old girl has a higher chance of dying in childbirth than she does of finishing primary school, has any fashion or beauty industry at all,” writes Jeffrey Gettleman. “But it beats on, fragilely, in packed little houses and tin-walled kiosks lit by a single bulb.” Visit the link in our profile to see more photos. #TheLookNYT
In #SouthSudan, street photography is essentially illegal. It’s another casualty of the civil war. Young, twitchy soldiers are everywhere, ready to crack down on anyone who pulls out a camera. It wasn’t always like this, but in the 4 years since the war broke out, the South Sudanese government has become incredibly suspicious. @sarahyltonphoto had anticipated the hostility, but what surprised her was the city’s bold style. It wasn’t easy for her to capture it. She had to work off the streets, in safe spaces. As @sarahyltonphoto told the @nytimes reporter Jeffrey Gettleman: When you interview people, they often put on a brave face and tell you what you want to hear. But when you take out a camera and ask someone to stare into the lens, it’s different. An honesty is revealed. She especially felt this when she met Wokil, the 21-year-old comedian pictured here. “His posture was very cool, he was trying to be very cool,” she said. “But you could tell he lived through some of the worst stuff.” She went on: “Loss, I recognized loss. It was in his gaze.” Visit the link in our profile to see more of her portraits in #TheLookNYT.
“We all have to wake up in the morning and get dressed," said Akuja de Garang, pictured here. “Whatever is happening, life has to go on.” Akuja is one of the best-known names in South Sudanese #fashion. Large brass jewelry and black nail polish are her signatures. Before the war, she used to organize fashion shows. “Culturally people take pride in how they look,” she said. War or not, people in #SouthSudan are like anyone else. They want to look good. In the 4 years since the war broke out, scattering millions and unleashing unspeakable horrors, the South Sudanese government has become incredibly suspicious. Stepping off a plane in #Juba, the capital, you feel the tension right away. @sarahyltonphoto, who traveled there on assignment in August, had anticipated the hostility. What surprised her, she told our reporter Jeffrey Gettleman, was the city’s bold style. Amid all the shot-up buildings, fear and danger, she was struck by the great pride many South Sudanese take in how they look. Visit the link in our profile to see what war can’t destroy. #TheLookNYT
Pass the mic to Tatum O'Neal. The actress is the latest to turn to podcasting, with “Tatum, Verbatim” — and with a painful #MeAt14 story to tell. Tatum was the youngest person to win an Oscar, at age 10. In the years that followed, she struggled: She lost her virginity at 14, on the set of “International Velvet” to a crew member on another movie who was in his 30s. Her father left her and her younger brother when she was 16. At 21, she married the tennis star John McEnroe; 6 years later, with 3 kids, they separated. She became addicted to heroin and later had a public relapse. Some have observed that it’s harder for female stars in Hollywood to come back from scandals than it is for male stars. “I choose to do what I feel comfortable with,” @tatum__oneal said. On the podcast, the 54-year-old actress didn’t want to just talk about old Hollywood. That’s one of the reasons she brought in her 26-year-old daughter, @emily_mcenroe. (@elizabethrweinberg photographed the 2 together in Beverly Hills.) “I’m nowhere near any kind of enlightenment,” #TatumOneal said near the opening of the podcast. But her daughter disagreed. “You’re on the road,” she said. “That’s all you can be.” Visit the link in our profile to read more.
At Pink Mamma in #Paris, the @bigmammagroup enlisted the help of @martinbrudnizki to transform a former hospital into a 4-story dining fantasyland. Aside from the liberal use of plants and florals, each dining room is unique in design and impact. The ground level makes a statement with its central bar done up in brass and mirrors, elaborate Alhambra floor tiling and green-yellow accents. The first floor, a twist on the Florentine osteria, features an exposed robata grill for diners to watch the chefs prepare their dishes. And in the basement, @martinbrudnizki designed a moody speakeasy called No Entry, with pink mohair velvet walls and a red marble bar as a nod to the neighborhood’s red-light past. @jeromegalland took this photo of the rooftop garden lounge at #PinkMamma in Paris. Visit the link in our profile to read @tmagazine's story about 5 other Parisian restaurants that have received a recent design boost.
Timothée Chalamet (@tchalamet) and Armie Hammer have fallen into an easy camaraderie since filming “Call Me by Your Name,” a heartbreaking coming-of-age story about 2 young men who fall in love during an idyllic sunlit Italian summer decades ago. “It’s gotten to the point,” Armie said, “where we finish each other’s ——” “—— sentences,” @tchalamet chimed in. “Sandwiches,” Armie, 31, replied. Besides the actors’ crackling chemistry, what makes the film quietly remarkable is that it’s simply about 2 young men who fall for each other, without menacing rednecks wanting to pulverize them or a ravaging disease lurking in wait. “It’s just a love story, and it’s really humanizing,” Armie told @nytimes. “No one gets beat up, no one gets sick, no one has to pay for being gay.” @ryanpfluger took this portrait of #TimothéeChalamet. Swipe left to see his portrait of #ArmieHammer, and visit the link in our profile to read more about “Call Me by Your Name,” due next Friday.
In 2015, @nytimes published a Modern Love essay titled “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This.” In it, the writer @lenmandy described how a psychologist succeeded in making 2 strangers fall in love in his lab. His method: having the 2 ask each other a series of 36 increasingly intimate questions. One night, @lenmandy and an acquaintance she’d always wondered “What if?” about gave this technique a try. Spoiler alert: The 2 fell in love. Since @lenmandy’s essay was published, the 36 questions have led to countless unions. But what effect would the questions have on pairs who are pretty sure they already know everything about each other? This year, on the 13th anniversary of #ModernLove, the @nytimes journalists Samantha Stark and @bmwertheim had 3 senior couples ask each other the 36 questions to find out. Visit the link in our profile to see the full video and to try the #36questions yourself — all you need is a partner (friend, lover or stranger) and about 50 minutes. #
This #NYTCooking recipe is a keeper. Gently spiced with cinnamon, tinged with brown sugar and loaded with apple butter, this #applepie is as deeply flavored as one can be. And that’s not to mention how pretty it is — just look at that buttery wide-lattice crust, photographed here by @fredrconrad. Although this #pie is at its most ethereal when baked on the same day you serve it, it’s still wonderful made a day ahead. And if you don’t feel like apple pie, visit the link in our profile to see @nytfood’s list of 21 pies you can make for #Thanksgiving. This weekend seems like a good time to experiment. (After all, too much pie is never a bad thing.) #
For his latest opera, the composer John Adams is mining some of the real-life tumult that churned beneath the surface of the California Gold Rush of the early 1850s — the ethnic tensions, ugly bursts of nativism and brutality toward women. The setting is a departure for a composer whose pathbreaking operas “Nixon in China,” about a 1972 presidential trip, and “The Death of Klinghoffer,” an exploration of a 1985 hijacking, were initially called “CNN operas” by some critics. But John said that the new work, “Girls of the Golden West,” has come to feel disturbingly of the moment — especially its scenes of white miners whipped into anti-immigrant frenzies. For the #opera, which will premiere next week at the @sfopera, John found himself composing the history of a stretch of #California (the #Sierras) where he has had a rustic cabin for decades. The landscape, and the idea, of California loom large in this work. But for John Adams, this might be the last big opera. “I think if I do another theater piece, it’s going to be small,” he said. @tbrownphoto took this picture of John Adams driving to a trailhead near Sierra City, California.
The poet Dylan Thomas called it the “cliff-edge town at the far end of Wales.” But lately, New Quay has become better known as the place where the #octopuses crawled out of the sea. Brett Stones, who runs a local dolphin-watching business, spotted the creatures late last month. He shot a video of the unusual sight, which he posted online. “You had to be there,” he said. The creatures seemed “quite with it, not like they were dying.” Some were even spotted walking on their 8 arms up the stone ramp to the lifeboat station. Brett hoped his #octopus discovery would generate publicity for his business, SeaMor. Instead, his phone was soon ringing off the hook with journalists and a few scientists, and none of the tourists could get through. “Oh well,” he said, with a good-natured laugh. “That and other things going on in my sad life.” @philmoorephoto captured the colors of #NewQuay. But you’ll have to visit the link in our profile to see the video of the walking #.
When ISIS left a mortar under a clump of trees near the rail yard in Qaiyara, Iraq, a local informant transmitted the coordinates for an airstrike. By the time this information made its way to the American-led coalition fighting ISIS, and it decided to act, the mortar had been moved. Nevertheless, on March 19, 2016, an airstrike hit the rail yard, as well as the home of Salam al-Odeh’s family. Neighbors and relatives told @nytmag the family had been sleeping when they awoke to the shudder of the airstrike. Sometimes strikes came in pairs, so Salam’s wife, Harbia, scooped up their baby, Bara, and ran out the door. Salam scrambled to save his other children — his daughter, Rawa, and his sons, Musab and Hussein. But then a second strike hit. Salam, the baby and Hussein were killed instantly. His wife hung on until she reached the hospital, where she told her relatives what happened, but then died from her injuries. A few weeks later, Musab died of his wounds too. Only Rawa, who was 2, survived. Azmat Khan took this photo of Rawa while on assignment for @nytmag. Visit the link in our profile to read more about @nytmag’s on-the-ground investigation, which reveals that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS is killing far more civilians than the coalition has acknowledged.
After 19 minutes of dueling, with 4 bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold at @christiesinc on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. Was it worth it? We asked Jason Farago, an art critic for @nytimes. “There’s a meekness and monotony to ‘Salvator Mundi,’” he writes, and one that can’t be redeemed by “marginally engaging details,” either. The painting retires into itself, he argues. “This Jesus, far from saving the world, might struggle to save himself a seat on a crosstown bus,” Jason writes. @benjaminnorman photographed this detail of the $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting. Visit the link in our profile to see the full thing — and to read more about how it’s no Mona Lisa.
“Whenever I’m asked what I would like to have as my last meal, I’m wont to reply: my mother’s Thanksgiving dinner,” the food historian Jessica B. Harris (@africooks) writes in @nytfood. For her, humble rutabagas laced with rich, smoky bacon fat were the highlight of every childhood #Thanksgiving. “I’m not sure where my mother got the recipe, but the orange turnips sometimes known as Swedes were cooked with potatoes to soften some of their harshness,” she recalls. “They were seasoned with a drizzle of bacon fat from the coffee can that sat on the back of the stove, and then mashed through a sieve. I delighted in them, savoring their creamy texture and smoky, bacon-infused taste.” If bacon is off the menu for you, add butter or olive oil to the pot instead, and more to taste after mashing. Visit the link in our profile to get the #NYTCooking recipe for #rutabaga-potato mash with bacon, photographed here by @andrewscrivani. # #
“Paris is a good place to mourn,” @taffyakner writes in @nytimestravel. “It takes itself very seriously in a way that is sometimes tedious when you are young and full of the future, but is perfect when you are entering middle age and walking down cobblestone streets and missing someone you loved very much, particularly if that someone lived there.” Not in the mood to laugh? Paris understands. Need a place to remind yourself that everything ends? Paris is that place. “Paris assures you that you are mortal, here for a blink of time, that the world will barely register your existence before you are gone,” @taffyakner continues. “This is the existential dread of Paris, and this is also the way that Paris sets you free.” She traveled to the French capital a year after her uncle Richard, who’d live there, died. She was there to see his wife and meet his son, and because “there was no real space in my life for me to mourn him,” she writes. “I should have found a way to come sooner. I thought I’d had more time. I thought that adulthood would make me into someone who knew things about my family, but you have to do hard work to know people. You have to look at someone until you truly know him.” Visit the link in our profile to read more — and to see more photos of #Paris by @alex_cretey_systermans.
Isaac Hayes defined the glories and excesses of soul music in the early 1970s. When the guitarist Harold Beane stopped by a Memphis studio for a mixing session years ago, Isaac asked him to improvise freely. “He told me, ‘I want to take it out of the box,’ so I turned on the fuzz tone and turned up the tremolo,” said Harold, who was photographed in #Memphis by @houstoncofield. “Then I took my guitar, and I slid it up and down the microphone stand.” The music that Isaac Hayes — and the musicians who backed him — recorded between 1969 and 1971 has supplied the hooks, beats and textures for more than 500 songs by other artists. Maybe you recognize the guitar riff that provides the chorus melody for “6 Inch,” by @beyonce? Or perhaps you’re familiar with the creeping bass line that drives the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Warning.” Visit the link in our profile to meet the musicians who gave #IsaacHayes his groove.
For a special Thanksgiving issue, @nytfood asked @josephmlopez to photograph the bird that steals the show every Thanksgiving. His goal for the shoot: to make a dignified portrait of a #turkey. While setting up at a New Jersey turkey farm, @josephmlopez looked for some light that would make a turkey stand out. Then he experimented with more than one model. “We worked on a couple of different birds until we found the right chemistry,” he said. When he found this one, he waited for “that beautiful miracle” — the moment the turkey fluffed his feathers and struck this pose. Follow @josephmlopez to see more of his photos, and visit the link in our profile to read 9 writers’ #Thanksgiving stories in @nytfood. (Yes, a few of them include turkey.)
Over the last 2 decades, 263 South Africans, many with little formal training in singing or acting, have been dispatched all over the world to Lion King productions staged in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. According to @disney, the musical has earned more money than any other title in entertainment history. Since it opened on #Broadway in 1997, @thelionking has been seen by 90 million people in 24 productions that have collectively grossed $7.9 billion. When Julie Taymor, the show’s award-winning director, and Thomas Schumacher, the president of Disney’s theatrical division, were developing it, they helped persuade Actors’ Equity to allow for a contingent of South African performers; now every year Disney teams visit Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to cast more. Every cast — and there have been many — has included 8 to 12 South Africans among approximately 50 performers. @joaosilva_nyt took this photo of children in a dance class at an arts center in #KwaMashu. Visit the link in our profile to read about how a Broadway smash changed South African lives.
The Battle for #Stalingrad raged for 200 days, and the city was reduced to ruins. Civilians who couldn’t evacuate starved, some eating rats and clay. Resistance to the German onslaught was fierce. The defending army had no choice but to fend off the attack or die standing, following Stalin’s order: “Not one step back.” By the time the battle was over, the population of half a million had been reduced to just 35,000. Since World War II, Stalingrad has been rebuilt and renamed; today, it’s known as Volgograd. The photographer @sergeyponomarev, who visited recently, grew up “like every Russian schoolchild,” learning about “Hitler’s murderous advance into Russia during World War II, and how it was halted at the Battle of Stalingrad,” he writes. Working as a conflict photographer today, he often wonders if other cities destroyed by war will ever look and feel like Stalingrad does today. This statue, “The Motherland Calls,” is the tallest in Europe. “Visible from almost every vantage point in the city, the statue is a powerful reminder of the price that Soviet people paid to defeat Nazism,” @sergeyponomarev writes. Visit the link in our profile to see more of his photos from #Volgograd, 75 years later.
If you look past the familiarities of the morning ritual at Bali’s Green School, incongruities begin to emerge. First, the bell is a gong. Second, there is the incontrovertible fact that the school is in the jungle — some 20 acres of rolling terrain abutting the Ayung, Bali’s longest river. Almost all of the school’s structures — even the basketball backboards — are made of bamboo. While some schools might employ the word “green” in the context of a LEED-certified building or a cafeteria recycling effort, this one takes #green to another level. The element that truly distinguishes @greenschoolbali is its very premise. Begun a decade ago by John and Cynthia Hardy, it was intended to do nothing less than create a future generation of “green leaders.” Today, its student body (consisting of 435 students, from pre-K to high school, across 35 nationalities) has more than quadrupled from its original size. @jeremypiper photographed these students playing #soccer in front of one of the school’s bamboo huts. Visit the link in our profile to read more about the @greenschoolbali.
#SpeakingInDance | “I don’t want to look like a cat that just wandered in from somewhere,” said the Japanese dancer @eiko_otake of her performances in unconventional spaces. “I want to somehow feel that even though I’m a stranger, it was conceived as an act of being in a place.” The place in this video is @stjohndivinenyc, where @eiko_otake was an artist in residence last winter. This month, she’s inhabiting 3 branches of the @metmuseum as part of @performanyc; the last is on Sunday at the Met Fifth Avenue. “A Body in Places: The Met Edition” continues an ever-developing solo work related to the nuclear disaster in #Fukushima, an area she has visited 5 times. “You can go to a place and forget about it and live your life,” Eiko told the @nytimes writer @giadk. “I have to do it as my work.” As for the Met, she’s curious about those who visit museums, guidebooks in hand. And yet she won’t say that she is trying to wake them up. “Let’s put it this way,” she said. “I have to wake myself up.” @sashafoto made these 2 videos for #SpeakingInDance, our weekly series exploring the world of #dance. Swipe left to see the second one.